Regional Aquatics Facilities Study

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Help us determine the need for a regional aquatic facility

The City of Olympia has hired a consulting team led by Barker Rinker Seacat (BRS), an architectural firm based out of Denver, CO, to complete an aquatic center feasibility study.

Recognizing that the need is greater than Olympia (there are no municipal swimming facilities in Thurston County) the City has partnered with the City of Tumwater and other regional partners to assess the aquatic facility needs. A key stakeholder group, comprised of representatives from local jurisdictions and colleges, school districts, aquatic clubs and interested citizens, has also been formed who will provide input throughout this process.

The community will be offered various opportunities to provide feedback on needs and wants specific to aquatics.

This is a feasibility study only. It may be determined that an aquatics center is not operationally feasible for the region or it may be determined that multiple facilities with different amenities are the appropriate solution. This study is intended to gain input on a public swimming facility and is not focused on open water, lake, or swim beaches at this time.

Based on community feedback along with other demographic and benchmark data, a series of conceptual facility recommendations will be developed. From those recommendations the team will develop an operational plan for the proposed facility, and estimated project costs. Once the feasibility study is complete, future steps will be determined.


Help us determine the need for a regional aquatic facility

The City of Olympia has hired a consulting team led by Barker Rinker Seacat (BRS), an architectural firm based out of Denver, CO, to complete an aquatic center feasibility study.

Recognizing that the need is greater than Olympia (there are no municipal swimming facilities in Thurston County) the City has partnered with the City of Tumwater and other regional partners to assess the aquatic facility needs. A key stakeholder group, comprised of representatives from local jurisdictions and colleges, school districts, aquatic clubs and interested citizens, has also been formed who will provide input throughout this process.

The community will be offered various opportunities to provide feedback on needs and wants specific to aquatics.

This is a feasibility study only. It may be determined that an aquatics center is not operationally feasible for the region or it may be determined that multiple facilities with different amenities are the appropriate solution. This study is intended to gain input on a public swimming facility and is not focused on open water, lake, or swim beaches at this time.

Based on community feedback along with other demographic and benchmark data, a series of conceptual facility recommendations will be developed. From those recommendations the team will develop an operational plan for the proposed facility, and estimated project costs. Once the feasibility study is complete, future steps will be determined.


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